Roughly 100,000 nonfiction titles are published each year. And yet:

The average NYT nonfiction bestseller loses ~98% of its peak sales within a year (source)

Seventy percent of traditionally published titles fail to pay out a single dollar in royalties (source)

Vanishingly few nonfiction books sell even five hundred copies

These are not good results.


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Created on Jun 21, 2020
By @gurlic